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chappie

or chappy

[chap-ee] /ˈtʃæp i/
noun, British Informal.
1.
chap2 (def 1).
Origin of chappie
1815-1825
1815-25; chap2 + -ie
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  • I had no need, however, to strain my ears, for chappy was incapable of speaking softly for any length of time.

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  • By now chappy Marr had won his way to the forefront of his kind.

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  • Of a sudden chappy Marr was aware that he had made a grievous mistake.

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  • And chappy flung away the moist and masticated end of his cigar and all such nonsensical ideas with it.

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  • But against women confederates chappy Marr had a strong prejudice.

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  • "Not so much pleased with myself as disappointed in you, chappy," countered the exultant Brock.

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  • And I wanted to think over the little fact, which chappy had let fall, that certain ladies called me the "Gem."

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  • Radley turned round and, having seen me, said something in an undertone to chappy.

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  • chappy turned in his chair, which creaked alarmingly, and composed himself to talk comfortably.

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British Dictionary definitions for chappy

chappie

/ˈtʃæpɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) another word for chap1 (sense 2)
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Contemporary definitions for chappy
noun

a man; chap, bloke

Usage Note

UK, slang

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